Super 8/8mm Film Scanner

Magnasonic Super 8/8mm Film Scanner

Digitize and View 3”, 5” and 7” Super 8/8mm Movie Reels (FS81)

$299.99 USD

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FS81

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Overview

Let the Memories Live Forever

Specifications

Super 8/8mm Film Scanner
Display 2.31” Color LCD Display
Focus Range Fixed Focus
Exposure Control Automatic/Manual (-2.0 EV ~ + 2.0 EV)
Recording Resolution 3.5 Megapixels
Scan Quality 1080p (1440 x 1080)
Scan Method Video Recording
Film Type 3”, 5”, and 7” Super 8/8mm reels
Light Source LED Back Light
File Format MP4
Image Playback 20 frames per second
TV Out Type NTSC
Built-In Memory None
External Memory Card SD memory card up to 32GB (Class 4 and above)
Scan Speed 2 frames per second
Language English/French/German/Italian/Spanish/Japanese/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese
Dimensions 12.6 (L) x 5.1 (W) x 7.5 (H) inches
Weight 4.4 lbs
Power Supply Input: AC 100-240V 50-60Hz 0.6A, Output: DC 12V/1.5A
Certifications FCC
UPC 061783270448
What's Included
  • FS81 Film Scanner
  • Film Reel
  • USB Cable
  • Power Adapter (5V/1A)
  • RCA Video Out TV Cable
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Instruction Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 1 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating:

Travis September 27, 2021

It works as good or a little better than I hoped so far still have a few to do though

4
Amazon Customer September 23, 2021

Works as advertised.

5
AOM5531 September 23, 2021

Scanning went perfect, great view on 2" screen. Converted several super 8 films. Each MP4 file seemed to be appropriate size but when I went to play back on computer did not open. Used several players to open; Windows Media, Real Player, File Viewer, etc. All had problems and failed to open video.Going to try to contact manufacturer for help.

3
Aaron September 19, 2021

It started making a horrific high-pitched squealing noise like a baby pig being tortured. Sounds like metal on metal. I rather have teeth drilled on for 6 hours then have to endure the noise. It's clearly made by the same manufacturers as the others on Amazon and this is my seconds one but from a different company. I had to send Wolverine's version back because the light dimmed.Other than that the thing does as advertised.

2
JDR September 19, 2021

I highly recommend this Magnasonic 8mm capture unit. I almost did not buy this, read the reviews and was concerned about the issues brought up regarding the quality of the unit, the capture quality, the functions I can say that none of the concerns were valid. The unit is easy to use and the capture quality is good.Anyone who thinks that capturing 8mm film is plug and play is delusional. The film can glitch and the alignment can be lost. That is to be expected. Dealing with those issues on this unit takes a little patience and learning but it is to be expected and is no big deal.I have captured a couple of dozen 3 inch reels and 6 7 inch reels. When you start the capture you need to watch the image in the screen and make sure it is in alignment. If it is not then stop the capture, align and recommence. If is not complicated and can be dealt with easily in the first couple of frames. If there is a bad splice or tear in the perforations used to advance the film just pull through realign and continue. It is great that brightness and sharpness can be adjusted. Experimenting with the result takes some time but is worth it.I love this little inexpensive unit. Experiment a bit at the beginning and you will get a good result. In regard to complaints regarding the rewind, it is a little slow but a three inch reel rewinds in a minute or 2 not a big deal. The unit is a great, inexpensive way to capture all the old home movies. I love it. Am sending the captured films to siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins and there kids. Love this unit!

5
John B September 11, 2021

Nothing not to like. Easy to use right out of box. I sent some off and tends to be on the pricey side. Doing the rest myself. Really like this machine.

5
Françoise B September 7, 2021

Really better than expected, easy to use.

5
Stephen September 7, 2021 Texas, United States

The first Super8/8MM Film Scanner that I got gave me a few problems. One was that it had a hard time scanning my films, and another was a loud noise coming from the motor. I was able to send the scanner back for replacement with the very able assistance of Rebecca, who was 100% helpful in making sure that I got a replacement. Service was fast and quite reliable. This second scanner is working great. It only has a hiccup now when it comes to a splice on the film that it doesn't like. Aside from that, I have done 6-7 inch reels, 3-5 inch reels and several 3 inch reels with little or no problem. I have checked the converted scans, and they turned out great. Some of the older ones are somewhat pixelated, but I attribute that to age. After 60 years, they are bound to deteriorate somewhat. Being able to now transfer my videos to BluRay is fantastic.

4
Don September 6, 2021

This unit made excellent quality digital reproduction of our 8mm and Super 8 movies that are 70 years old.

5
Amazon Customer August 30, 2021

As a scanner, this is super-easy to scan then upload to a computer (I’m using a Mac). It is slow - takes about a half hour to scan a 3” 8mm reel. It’s very simple (you can’t scan one reel while loading another one onto your computer. But it gets the job done. Our family has roughly 100 8mm film reels, which would cost over $1000 to have professionally scanned (roughly $15 each). There’s a lot of work involved once the films are loaded onto a computer to clean them up/restore them. So don’t think that you can scan these and they’ll look great. I mean, you CAN do nothing to them and watch them straight off this scanner. But if your films go back to the 50’s or 60’s and are of family who aren’t around anymore, likely you’ll want to use some film manipulation software (like Final Cut) to restore them as best as possible. I’d recommend this to anyone who has a large volume of family films to scan (like 40 reels or more) and doesn’t want to pay a fortune to get them digitalized.

4
Amazon Customer August 29, 2021

transfered our old films but it was a challenge as the machine would stick on one spot and we would have to watch constantly to jump up and get it to move again. It will take considerable editing to cut out the stalls.

2
Luc M August 26, 2021

Fait un bon travail

5
Phil C August 26, 2021

Fairly easy to use. I was able to transfer some super 8 and 8mm that my cousin found when her Mom passed. Super slow process but it did transfer to an SD card.

5
Amazon Customer August 23, 2021

i get this to save old tape and it work well

5
Amazon Customer August 15, 2021

Works well but is time consuming. It still is very worthwhile since I took a box of my family’s home movies from the 1960’s to be converted and the price was astronomical! This is cheaper but you need the time to do it.

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